Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KO's) from Houston, Texas steps into the ring after defeating Hugo Centeno, Jr (27-3, 14 KO's) and Matbey Korobov (28-2, 14 KO's), two undefeated fighters at the time they met.
Now he steps into the ring in his hometown of Houston, Texas with an undefeated record to defend his interim WBC middleweight title against the middleweight contender Brandon Adams (21-2,13 KO's) from Los Angeles, California.
Charlo is trained by the renowned boxing veteran Ronnie Shields and he said "That's the way I feel about fighting in my hometown. You know how hot it gets down here in the summer, and no one is going to be able to take this heat that I'm about to deliver. I've been working hard with Ronnie Shields and making some adjustments and now you're going to see me back with the knockout power."
Charlo's last fight in Houston was 2012 and he is very excited to be fighting in his hometown. ""I know Brandon Adams is looking at this as a big opportunity, but it's a big step up for him," Charlo said. "The pressure isn't on him. It's on me, because I'm fighting in my hometown and I'm going to deliver what the fans have come to expect from me.''
The undercard includes a great lineup of nine fights:
Erickson Lubin vs. Zakaria Attou, 12 rounds, WBC junior middleweight eliminator.
Eduardo Ramirez vs. Claudio Marrero, 12 rounds, WBA featherweight eliminator.
Miguel Flores vs. Luis May, 10 rounds, junior lightweights
Cesar Cantu vs. Chante Bowens, 4 rounds, junior lightweights
Raymond Guajardo vs. Jaime Meza, 4 rounds, middleweights
Omar Juarez vs. Seifullah Wise, 4 rounds, welterweights
Mycheal Teal vs. Mark Beuke, 4 rounds, super middleweights
Nelson Hampton vs. Dakota Linger, 6 rounds, lightweights
Zamy Larry vs. Carlos Umanzor, 4 rounds, super middleweights